Went to visit Mum as usual today. She seems on top form considering how advanced her condition is, I say that cos she was upset and said she wanted to die so things must have been getting here down, so I think she was noticing things more. Anyway, I gave her lunch, which as usual went down as fast as I could feed it her. Ten minutes later she turned to me, and, as clear as day she said to me:- "Thank you for helping me" It was wonderful to hear just those five words, but it also made me upset. Mum is still there somewhere under the Alzheimer's and she still recognises me. Made me so happy. A lovely Christmas present. God bless my Mum. Keep smiling everyone, you do get a glimps of them now and again!!!!